This is a very important article, and the points it makes deserve your careful attention. The idea that for increasing the education budget by $63 billion we could give every student in a public university a four year education for free would do the country more good than almost any other similar expenditure! Just as the GI Bill recipients created the middle class of the 40s through 70s, such a program would heal the devastation of the last 30 years, particularly the last 10. We piss away $63 billion on the military industrial/security industries every year with studied abandon. Three examples come immediately to mind: The F-35 attack aircraft, or the piece I published a while back on the cargo planes in Afghanistan that were simply being abandoned never having been used. Or the opulent command center built by the Army for the Marines, reputedly the best command HQ ever built, that was never used, and never will be. This is a political idea whose achievement depends on citizen effort and, I ask you to write your Representative and Senators, telling them you support this and so should they. This is a game changer. Click through to see the chart. A mere $62.6 billion dollars!
Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free
JORDAN WEISSMANN – The Atlantic
This is just a piece of a larger whole. (See: http://www.wingia.com/en/services/about_the_end_of_year_survey/7/ for the full report.) But one that deserves our close attention. The source of this information and the quality of the survey are authoritative. I don’t know about you but I am not comfortable having the world think the greatest threat to the peace is! the United States. Click through to see the chart listing the nations in order.
Greatest Threat To World Peace: The United States of America
Sarah Lazare – Global Research – Centre for Research and Globilization
Phi Beta Iota: See chart and our editorial comment at Graphic: Countries Threatening World Peace.
This is a clear example of the Schism Trend; Mississippi has become a bastion of Theocratic Rightist culture, and white supremacy. It is amongst the most violent, obese, least educated, poorest, most fundamentalist, and most unhealthy, and shortest lived states in the union. There are large parts of Mississippi that are essentially second world. This is not happening by chance. It results from consci! ous choices, and is deliberate. Here is an example of what I mean. (See At the Cost of Your Life: Social Value, Social Wellness. http://www.explorejournal.com/article/S1550-8307%2813%2900249-8/fulltext.) This schismatic process is a major trend, creating two very different essentially hostile cultures.
Expansion of Mississippi Medicaid Unlikely in 2014
EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS – Sun Herald (Mississippi Gulf Coast)